Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, alongside our own John Grisham. All of Sparks’ books have been New York Times bestsellers. He wrote one of his best known stories, The Notebook, at the age of 28. It was published in 1996. And each year thereafter, he has written novels such as Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, A Bend in the Road, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian, The Wedding, True Believer and its sequel, At first Sight, Dear John, The Choice, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Safe Haven, and his latest, The Best of Me.

You will find most of his books in our church library on the center table. Drop by and select one or more of his books. Buy a box of tissue and escape to the lives of his characters. Spend time reading this summer and enjoy. Forget meals, McDonald’s is just down any street.

Note: I chose to profile Nicholas Sparks this month because I respect the work of Nicholas and his wife and what they have done for children of all ages through their nonprofit organizations. Also, I have never read books written by a man who can think and feel as a woman does. What an amazing talent he has!